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In Chicago, It’s Hot to Study How People Interact Online

December 3, 2013


CHICAGO (Techonomy) — People who build technology want you to have the most simple—and emotionally satisfying—experience possible. That’s why more and more students are studying UX, or user experience, design. There are many subtleties in how understanding how users interact with technology and how to create user-friendly products. The field of UX design is often described […]

Sensors Take a Big Step Closer to Human Touch

October 28, 2013


NEW YORK (Techonomy) — A smartphone screen can detect where it’s being touched. But the SynTouch sensor works the other way around: It detects what it is touching. SynTouch LLC, a Los Angeles-based startup that began in a University of Southern California lab, has developed what it says is the first sensor that enables robots […]

Small airplane bill could enhance air safety and technology

August 28, 2013


August 28, 2013 WASHINGTON (United Press International) Senate is soon expected to pass a bill to revitalize the small airplane industry. The bill passed unanimously in the House of Representatives earlier this summer. Existing small airplane regulations are more than 30 years old. “The general aviation industry includes nearly 600,000 pilots, employs roughly 1.3 million […]

1776, DC startup incubator celebrates global tech revolution

July 31, 2013


July 8, 2013 WASHINGTON (United Press International)– Startup incubator 1776 launched a program this week to connect technology entrepreneurs across America – and around the globe. And on this Fourth of July season, entrepreneurs are not only celebrating the American Revolution, but also a technological revolution. “Startups can happen anywhere,” said Donna Harris, co-founder of […]

Rebuilding homes, one foreclosure at a time

May 23, 2013


REO Rescue is a company that restores distressed properties, especially properties in danger of foreclosure. Alex Mysko, who worked at Lehman Brothers for seven years, built the company in 2007 as the housing market began to crash. “I tried to form a firm to mitigate the mess that was coming,” he said. As the economy […]

Chicago River development deepens economic potential

May 9, 2013


  New research shows the Chicago River is adding to the city’s bottom line. A non-profit group reports more than 52,000 construction jobs created and almost $8 billion in construction revenue from rising development around the river. Also, one local business shows us how the river has changed, and that economic growth is important for […]

First anniversary of 1871, Chicago start-ups celebrate

May 6, 2013


1871 is Chicago’s start-up hub, and it turned one year old Thursday. Chicago entrepreneurs are not just celebrating the space, but all that it stands for: a year of growth for the Chicago start-up community, and – they hope – many more good years to come. We look at the numbers and meet the newest […]